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Sunday, April 4, 2010

An Apron Challenge

A lady recently contacted me and asked it I'd do matching aprons for her recently married child and new spouse. I took on the challenge not knowing anything about them and was happy to do it. The only requirement was blue ticking stripe denim and lace across the top and bottom, but since that wasn't available I could do it in light blue denim. It challenged my creativity since I didn't know a thing about the newlyweds. I tried to not be too "overdone"—y'all know me by now—and I tried to rein in the excessiveness of my usual aprons. ;-)

Here is the woman's apron. New denim for the apron, but I took a pair of Love Bunny's old jeans that I've been saving for just such a project and put a pocket on here and then added a rolled rose made from strips of the denim. I then added a larger rolled rose at the top along with a vintage rhinestone button, a snippet across the top center of an old pair of jeans my daughter gave me to cut up, a pink embroidered ribbon with a rose for femininity and lace.

This was the husband's apron. I put bits of old denim—a belt loop and a "bow tie"—on and let them fray, added a button of a deer (moose??) for masculinity, and the other pocket of course and a feather stitch across the bottom to let the hem just fray and look kind of "western" looking.

She loved the aprons! Whew!!!